DC News You Can (Maybe) Use
Alana | Aug 13, 2013 | 3:30PM |

WHEREIN: We bring you the developments (happening in and around DC) that we think are newsworthy, or, at the very least, almost newsworthy.

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Photo from WJLA

  • Now that that’s out of the way, in news that doesn’t suck, the recent rise in rats just means that it really and truly is summer! Apparently, rats like bumping uglies in March, so by the summer, they’re out looking for food, and homes, and jobs, I guess, maybe? So maybe be a little less disgusted when you see our not-plague carrying, but still pretty gross neighbors. That’s kind of good news, right? (via Washington Post)

  • In sports news, RG3 wants to play in the preseason, but head coach Mike Shanahan is having none of that. No means no, RG. (via CBS Sports)
  • Even the president has crappy healthcare. Last week, the presidential motorcade was a little light, missing the customary presidential ambulance. The reason for the ambulance’s absence? It had run out of gas. Ready yourself for conspiracy theories. (via Washington Times)
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Geek Night Comedy @ DC Improv Lounge
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Geek Night Comedy is a stand-up comedy show created and run by geeks, for geeks. It includes a unique hybrid of both standup and improv. In its 5-year history, the group has run successful shows at the Virginia Beach & Richmond Funny Bones, here at the D.C. Improv, the Orlando Improv, and Awesome Con, their partners in this year's event! Past shows have received news coverage from local TV stations, as well as print coverage in The Virginian-Pilot, Inside Business and Sirius-XM's wildly popular "Monsters in the Morning." Charity is important to the Geek's Night, and their productions have raised thousands for ALS-TDI, the leading research group in the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and will be doing so once again here at the DC Improv by giving away FREE passes to Awesome Con, along with other great items and collectables from local video game & comic book shops via our $1.00 raffle! A portion of door sales will also benefit this awesome non-profit.
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  • Don’t you wish summer could just last forever? Well, maybe not real summer, but how you expect summer to be. So do our friends at Gordy’s Pickle Jar. They’ve launched a new blog, and it is chock-full of food, events and pictures of all the things that make summer worthwhile. Eternal summer, indeed. (via Gordy’s Pickle Jar)

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Photograph by Justin T. Gellerson for Gordy’s Pickle Jar

  • And finally, as if DC wasn’t already cool enough, you can now host your sleepovers at the Natural History Museum, National Zoo, and the National Aquarium. Now if somebody says you’ll be sleeping with the fishes, you should just assume they’re inviting you out to a night of fun at the aquarium! (via In The Capital)

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